10 essential checks to help you save time and money before the MOT for your Figaro:
- Tyres: Ensure they have sufficient tread depth and are free from damage or uneven wear.
- Lights: Test all lights, including indicators, brake lights, and headlights, to ensure they are working correctly.
- Wipers: Check wipers for any signs of wear and make sure they effectively clear the windshield.
- Water Spray Nozzle: Verify that the windshield washer spray is functioning correctly for optimal visibility.
- Wheel Arches: Inspect wheel arches for signs of rust and sharp edges that may need attention.
- Bumper: Check the bumper for any rust or damage that could affect the car’s appearance or safety.
- Seat Belts: Ensure all seat belts are in good condition and function properly. (Note that a common issue in Figaros is seat belts not retracting correctly).
- Hand Brake: Test the handbrake, ensuring it engages within the recommended 5-6 clicks for proper operation.
- Horn: Check that the horn is working correctly to alert other road users when needed.
- Fluids: Top up essential fluids like engine oil and radiator coolant to maintain engine health and prevent overheating.
By conducting these checks before the MOT, you can identify any potential issues early on, saving you both time and money in the long run.